Black Friday Tips & Special

Tips for Black Friday

1. Strategize. Check out TGIBlackFriday.com and RetailMeNot.com for the best deals at all your favorite retailers before the big day.

2. Focus on the deals. Checkout ShopItTome.com. A personal shopper service that locates discounts and whole sale prices.

3. Get an early start. Start early to have access to the best inventory, selection, and parking.

4. Make Reservations wherever possible…Especially if you have a big group.

5. Most Important- Take Breaks!

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It‘s Black Friday all week long. Now through Friday November, 30th Make Up Sessions are 20% off.

Go to www.ChristineRossMakeUpArtist.com to take advantage of this Black Friday special right now.

What  to Wear to your Headshot Session

What to Wear to your Headshot Session

Great choice of texture, the color compliments the skin tone and eye color, the top was probably pinned by the photographer for a better fit. Don’t show too much cleavage. Check out more tips at http://www.ChristineRossMakeUpArtist.com

Ask a Make-Up Artist: Your Summer Beauty Questions Answered

5 Tips for No-Melt Makeup

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Fake a Glow

My favorite Self tanners this year is the St. Tropez system. They have self-tanners, gradual tanners, instant tanners, and great videos on how to get the best tan. The St. Tropaz system is fool-proof and your tan will be beautiful and golden.

 

Keep It Natural

This summer go for a new CC cream formula. This formula will help improve your skin, protect your skin from the sun, and give your skin a healthy glow. I like Clinique CC cream.(35.00)

 

Get Bright-Eyed

The best way to accentuate your eyes for the summer is use a nude champagne color on your lids, thinly line your eyes with a gel liner that won’t smudge and finish with a very light silver or gold shimmer in the inner and outer corners of your eyes to open your eyes and keeping them bright.

 

Stay Cheeky

You can use your powder formula on your cheeks when you first do your make up. When you do touch ups use a cream. It will blend in with your foundation much easier and give you a light glow. My favorite is Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks ($25.00)

 

Make It Seamless

Try an all in one stick to keep your look simple. I like Mischa Barton’s 3-in-one stick for eyes, cheeks, and lips. $20.00

 

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Beauty Review: Erno Laszio Phormula 3-9 Repair Balm

Claim: .The iconic nourishing balm creates a protective Health Dome™ that strengthens skin and reduces irritation, and provides intense hydration for skin stressed by dry patches, sunburns and post-surgical scars.The most effective elements and compounds in the natural world to nourish and heal the skin.

Key Ingredients: Tamanu, Chaulmoogra, Tacamahca Seed Oil, Glycosaminoglycans, Matrixyl

Review: phormula 3-9 claims to be Dr. Laszio’s masterpiece. Aversion of this cream was designed for Marilyn Monroe to treat an abdominal scar. The texture of this balm was very creamy and was thick like a balm. I found it hard to smooth it over my skin. I had to use a lot of the product to cover my face. Though my dryer skin did feel hydrated.

This formula doesn’t blow me away. The Tamanu ingredient is from Polynesia. This ingredient is known for healing ever skin ailment you can think of. Though there is no scientific evidence to back up the claims. Chaulmoogra oil was once used to cure leprosy worldwide and is a skin irritant. This cream is similar to other emollient based moisturizer. If you go to the website this cream claims to heal wounds. Wrinkles aren’t wounds.  This cream isn’t worth the $249 price tag.

Source: Beautypedia.com

Ingredients:
Water, Petrolatum, Cyclomethicone, Emu Oil, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sorbitol, Emulsifying Wax, Nf, Cetearyl Alcohol, Microcrystalline Wax, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Dimethicone, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, PEG-40 Castor Oil, Dea-Cetyl Phosphate, Calophyllum Tacamahaca Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Taraktogenos Kurzii Seed Oil, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordii Oil Copolymer, Allantoin, Carbomer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Polysorbate-20, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Glycosaminoglycans, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Yeast Extract

Beauty Review: Best Foundation Primers

 

Just like you prime a wall before you paint it, you can prime your face before you apply foundation. Primers work much like a moisturizer under your foundation does: they ease the application of foundation and are meant to create a barrier between foundation and skin. They’ll even out skin tone, help your makeup stay on longer and absorb oil with salicylic acid.

Estee Lauder Matte Perfecting Primer

The primer goes beyond what normal primers do because of beneficial ingredients. Fragrance-free. Lightweight, silky texture smooths skin and refines enlarged pores.

 

MAC Prep + Prime Line Filler

Rather than just being a mix of silicone and fragrance, this combines a dry-finish silicone polymer with emollients, film-forming agents, and copious antioxidants to help smooth skin, temporarily fill in superficial lines, and create an even canvas for foundation.

 

Urban Decay complexion PrimerPotion-Brightening

This formula goes above and beyond most primers. It offers a plentiful range of antioxidants, it’s fragrance free, and is great for oily skin types.

 

Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Protective Base

When applied to skin, the green tint becomes a pale flesh tone that provides a bit of coverage. If you have superficial, minor redness, you’ll notice it is less apparent, but that would be true for any tinted moisturizer, too. Anyone with lingering or persistent redness (such as occurs with rosacea) will want to pair this with a foundation that supplies at least medium coverage. One more thing: The finish of this product is matte. It can lend a flat appearance to skin that someone not bothered with oiliness may not like.

 

Source: Beautypedia.com, beauty.about.com

How to Contour and Highlight Your Make-Up

Source: Jamie Lewis Pinterest

 

Have you ever wondered how models get that defined look in photos. Why the cheek bones look huge, the eyes look huge and bright. It’s because make-up artists contour and highlight the entire face.

My favorite way to apply this contour/highlight method is to use a very light foundation that is obviously too light for your skin for the highlight and a shade that is way too dark for your skin to contour. Apply the make up as shown in the picture with a foundation brush or damp sponge. After you have finished apply your perfect match foundation shade over this with a stippled brush. This allows you to blend the colors together and get a natural look without moving your highlights or contours much.

 

I love the way my skin looks after I have done this contour/highlight technique.